We’re delighted to report that The Last of Us Part II is now the fastest-selling PS4 exclusive ever with more than 4 million copies sold through as of June 21.
I had to take a break from writing my review to share this news. The previous record holder was Final Fantasy VII Remake with 3.5 million copies and the previous first-party exclusive to hold the record was Marvel’s Spider-Man with 3.3 million copies. And that 4 million was five days ago.
It became the top-selling first-party PS4 exclusive in Japan its opening week. It outperformed GTA V’s launch on PlayStation in Russia.
For even more context, The Last of Us sold 7 million copies at the end of the PS3’s lifecycle in one year. Combined with The Last of Us Remastered, the original game has sold 20 million copies in six years. The Last of Us Part II did nearly 1/4 of those numbers in three days at the end of the PS4’s lifecycle.
May its survival be long indeed.